Simple. Roasted Chicken Legs. Cooking Things Right.

Simple. Roasted Chicken Legs. Cooking Things Right.

Making delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated. Actually, I’d say that the simplest dishes are the tastiest. Think back on your mom’s cooking and I'll bet you only have positive and comforting memories. Except for the times she would make you eat raw vegetables because they were “healthy”. Yeah right, Ma! We saw through your lies!

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Winter Squash Risotto

Winter Squash Risotto

Risotto is one of my favourite dishes to make AND eat. If it’s on a restaurants menu I can guarantee that I will order it. Ever since I was first introduced to it and learned how to make it in chef school I've been making variations of it. One of the things I love about risotto is it’s versatility. You can literally do anything, almost anyway, with it, even dessert.

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IPA Beer Butt Chicken.

IPA Beer Butt Chicken.

Summer is almost over. It can either be a sad time or one of the most wonderful times of the year, depending if you have kids or not.  This means that we will soon be backing up our BBQ's and getting ready to brave another winter, but before we do that, lets enjoy this last week of summer holidays and BBQ! And besides there's nothing better than sitting on your back porch with a cold beer while BBQing, right?

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Duck Confit

Duck Confit

A couple months ago, I attended one of my friends bachelor party. He decided that we were going to go to one of our friends favourite restaurants, Terroni. It has become somewhat of a tradition that when one of us graduates we go and celebrate there. Anyway's one of the dishes that was pre-ordered for the party was Duck Confit Ravioli. I was looking forward to this dish because I fell in love with the duck confit while I was in culinary school and hadn't had it in any form for a while.

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Pan Seared Yellowfin Snapper with Coconut Ginger Rice

Pan Seared Yellowfin Snapper with Coconut Ginger Rice

This past Friday I went to a fish market that I had driven past on my way to work for 2 years. I finally decided that it was time to go. I zipped out on my lunch break and was pleasently  surprised by what I walked in to. There were tanks of live fish, a counter of fresh fish, and freezers of fish. I normally don't like frozen fish/seafood but being inland we just don't have access to somethings so frozen is our only option.

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